exA-Arcadia, the Tokyo-based producer of video game arcade hardware, has announced the appointment of Paul Jacobs to the position of Head of Sales for the North American market.

Jacobs, a long-time veteran of the amusement industry, brings an extensive resume to the company.  He has held top executive positions in the Northern California-based offices of Japanese video game manufacturers’ Universal, Capcom, SNK, and Data East, along with owning coin-op distributing and operating companies in his home state of Wisconsin.  In addition, he has been president of BMI Gaming, the former top arcade game website, exclusive United States sales representative for Falgas kiddie rides, and, most recently, vice-president of sales and marketing for Gold Standard Games/Shelti. 

“I am particularly pleased to be joining exA-Arcadia, a young, innovative company which understands what game creators want, what arcade and street operators want, and what players want,” said Jacobs.  “Having previously been instrumental in bringing the SNK NEO-GEO MVS to the North American market in 1990, it is particularly exciting to now introduce the exA-Arcadia multi-video game system.”

Eric Chung, CEO of exA-Arcadia, said, “We are excited to have a world class executive who deeply understands the Western video market like Paul join the exA-Arcadia mission of revitalizing video games in the location based entertainment industry by providing high cost performance, low cost games to all types of amusement locations.”

Reach Jacobs by calling 561-512-3642 or emailing paul.jacobs@exa.ac.